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Root Chakra Quiz

Group 1

1 Do you feel weighed down with financial burdens or lack of money?

2 Do you feel stuck in the mud or find it difficult to complete tasks?

3 Is it hard for you to get out of bed in the morning?

4 Do you feel lost in your career or life's purpose?

5 Do you feel unclear as to your place in your family? friends? community?

6 Do you lack discipline?

7 Do you only rely on yourself and avoid asking others for help?

Total yes:

Group 2

8 Do you trust in the universe and yourself to guide your life?

9 Do you feel connected to your body and/or love your body?

10 Do you feel loved unconditionally?

11 Do you feel a connection to nature and the natural world?

12 Do you feel grounded in who you are?

13 Do you experience abundance in your life and practice gratitude?

14 Is it easy for you to be your authentic self in your community?

Total Yes:

Group 3

15 Do you live in fear of the unknown?

16 Do you create anxiety and stressful situations for yourself?

17 Do you find it difficult to be alone?

18 Do you have a hard time trusting others?

19 Are you a workaholic?

20 Do you stress or obsess about money? worry you won't have enough? are triggered by spending?

21 Do you feel anxious, spacey, or un-grounded much of the time?

Total Yes:

See below image for results!

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If you scored many yes answers in the first group: your root chakra may be blocked or underactive. Come back to yourself, ground in who you are, and in the infinite support of mother earth. Begin to heal by accepting your past, offering forgiveness, and then continuing to move forward. Connect with nature, nourish your body with food and exercise, love and accept yourself exactly as you are right now. Carry your jasper this week to remember how important and loved you are.

If you scored many yes answers in the second group: your root chakra is pretty well balanced! You are grounded in who you are and are able to create healthy boundaries and relationships. You love yourself and you fell connected to the nature around you. Keep yourself rooted. Remain grateful for the abundance flowing through you and around you. Carry your red jasper to keep your root chakra gently stimulated and open.

If you scored many yes answers in the third group: your root chakra may be overactive or overstimulated. It is time for you to stand firmly on the ground beneath your feet and trust that the universe and the people who care for you have your back. Move away from lack mentality to see the abundance that the universe has to offer you. Trust. Trust in yourself, your family, and community to provide all that you need. Carry your jasper this week to remind yourself of the abundance that is all around you.

It is not uncommon to have yes answers in all groups but many people find that they have more in one group or that they find themselves balanced/overactive, or balanced/underactive. It is up to you how you interpret this quiz.

Imbalance in the Muladhara Chakra can be caused by: being raised in a dangerous neighborhood or situation, experiencing the traumatic divorce of your parents, had parents who struggled to pay the rent, homelessness, were physically or emotionally abused as a child, never had a stable sense of home or community, were unable to rely on others for love and support, experienced some other kind of emotional/spiritual trauma as a child. Also societal conditioning such as: you have to suffer/sacrifice/work really hard to make money, you are not welcome/beautiful/accepted unless you look and act a certain way, the color of your skin/gender/sexuality determines your worth/what you are capable of, and other linear patriarchal thinking that separates and classifies people as good or bad.

Eat root vegetables and other red foods. Spent time in nature, hike, garden, hug a tree. Stomp your feet to connect with the earth or ground. Walk barefoot outside. Tend to your house plants, check on their roots. C.jpg

Journal Prompts or Just Questions to Think About

What belief patterns did you inherit from your family?

Which of those belief patterns that still have authority in your thinking can you acknowledge are no longer valid?

What superstitions do you have? Which have more authority over you than your own reasoning ability?

Do you have a personal code of honor? What is it?

Have you ever compromised your sense of honor? If so, have you taken steps to heal it?

Do you have any unfinished business with your family members? If so, list the reasons that prevent you form healing your family relationships?

List all the blessings that you feel came from your family.

If you are now raising a family of your own, list the qualities that you would like your children to learn from you.

What tribal traditions and rituals do you continue for yourself and your family?

Describe the tribal characteristics within yourself that you would like to strengthen and develop.

All questions borrowed from Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss.

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Muladhara Mantras/ Affirmations

I am supported and safe.

Money comes to me with ease.

I am grounded in the strength of mother earth.

I trust that the universe is working towards my best interest.

I am an integral part of my community.

I rely on others when I need help.

I love my healthy and beautiful body.